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The D List: The Brand New Heavies featuring N’Dea Davenport – Sunlight

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10 Bands That Need To Retire…Forever!

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Some bands give you the urge to look them up on YouTube or Wikipedia and find out whatever became of them.  Others appear on the news, radio, or in iTunes, and you have to scratch your head and wonder why on Earth are still around.

We looked at ten bands that we’d quite happily never hear from again, and tried to come up with a reason beyond “because we don’t like them.”

1. The Rolling Stones

The Stones are legends of music, without question, but it is time for them to be giving it up now. Who can name any original track they have released in the last 20 years?

2. Bon Jovi

Although not as legendary as The Stones, this lot have outstayed their welcome a little bit, too. Great back in the day, but now it is time to go.

3. The Stone Roses

In defense of the first two, at least they have kept going and not reunited, unlike Manchester’s Stone Roses. A few comeback gigs at Heaton Park turned into a world tour and soon a new studio album. No thank you!

4. U2

To be fair to Bono et al, it has been a while since we heard anything from U2, but we’re sure that their preaching to us all about living a good life will return with their new album later this year.

5. Red Hot Chili Peppers

30years after forming the Chili’s are still going strong, but heaven knows why. Their sound hasn’t been fresh for at least a decade, and one feels that if it wasn’t for the legendary status of their members that they’d have been thrown on the rock scrapheap years ago.

6. Guns N’ Roses

This is a funny choice, because a reunion of the original line up is something we would be wholly in favor of. Still, there is about as much chance of that happening as there is North Korea becoming a world leader in human rights. For now, we’d love Axl Rose to stop milking the name for all it is worth, and to try and make money some other way.

7. Limp Bizkit

Having ridden the wave of ‘nu metal’ in through the late 1990s and early 2000s, they mercifully split in 2005 before reuniting four years later. Mr. Durst, we implore you to reconsider your stance.

8. Aerosmith

This band has enough legendary hits to be able to fill a five-disc greatest hits compilation, but that doesn’t mean we want to hear it forced upon us anymore.

9. The Cure

Was this band ever that good? At least most of the others have had some sort of successful releases on a constant basis, while The Cure seem to be living on past glories alone.

10. Queen

Queen are one of the greatest bands ever, but this whole ‘guest vocalist’ thing, even though Paul Rodgers of Free has done a great job, is getting tired now.

One of the saddest things about great bands is that they never know when to let go. All of those in our list have been immensely successful, and we admire everything they have achieved. However, it is surely now time to move onto something else.

Author Byline: Karl is an online content writer with a specific interest in the music industry. Karl is an accomplished guitar player, despite never having had a guitar lesson in his life, and enjoys traveling around the world to a variety of music events.

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 74

DANGERMASLOGODay 74 – March 15, 2013:

I finally got a copy of Michael Jackson’s BAD concert at Wembly and let me just say after watching it my Michael mojo is up and running! The DVD is in the Dangermas tree, but I’m sure it won’t be in there for long!

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If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

The D List: Shava Jay – Keep It Simple

Click image to access a free download of Shava Jay’s single, Keep it Simple!

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StyleTV Chats with Jennifer Hudson

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Orianthi Retweets Dangerous Lee!

Orianthi, the bad ass guitar player from Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”, is dropping new music soon. I just watched a live performance of her song, Frozen, so I had to tweet her some love. Orianthi, the Dangerous lady that she is, retweeted me! I was reminded that she follows me too! So, that makes three celebrities that follow me on Twitter: Britney Spears, Smokey Robinson, and Orianthi! Yay me!

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She does it again!

Beyonce Lip Synched, So What!

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Beyonce during a recording session of The Star Bangled Banner.

Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Twitter, Facebook, THE WHOLE WORLD is going on and on and on about Beyonce singing along to a pre-recorded track of her singing the Star Spangled Banner at the presidential inauguration and all I can think is, so damn what! This news dropped like Beyonce was caught stealing from the White House. She’s not the first or last artist to do this. Whitney Houston also lip synched at the Super Bowl. It’s kinda the standard in the industry for events like this. We know it’s not a Milli Vanilli situation, so why are we acting like it’s not her voice? Why are trivial moments in history such a big deal? I swear, every time Beyonce makes a power move, gets pregnant, or passes gas folks have to condemn her for it. Get off her bra strap and get a life.

Up next: Beyonce performs at The Super Bowl. I shutter to think what she’ll do that influences the headlines the day after…

Flint Positive Spotlight: Tunde Olaniran Premieres New Music Video – The Second Transgression

This is the second time in one week that Tunde Olaniran has been in the Flint Positive Spotlight! Tunde is not only a great artist, but he is my friend and movie buddy. I am so proud of him and I agree with @_KVAK, he should be huge!

Are YOU Flint Positive?

Jay-Z Rides The Subway – Explains Who He Is to a Sweet Old Lady

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A 24-minute documentary on Jay-Z‘s 8-show stint that opened Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in September was released via YouTube. One highlight of Where I’m From occurs when Jay takes the subway en route to his last show and sits next to a kind-faced older woman named Ellen who has no idea who the fuck she’s talking to. The ensuing conversation is infinitely sweeter and more humble than if she had.

See video at - Gawker.com.

Flint Positive Spotlight: X Factor 2012 Contestant Lyric Da Queen Connects with Missy Elliott on Twitter

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Lyric Da Queen was mentored by successful music executive Simon Cowell during her time on “The X Factor,” but soon, she may be working with an artist who has been successful in her musical genre.

Last weekend, the Flint native connected on Twitter with award-winning, multiplatinum-selling rapper Missy Elliott.

Read more at - MLive.com.

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Flint Positive Spotlight: Tunde Olaniran is a Brown Boy

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The Dangerous Lee News & Entertainment Network is Featured on The TODAY Show!

Just when I thought I was at rock bottom I hear that The Dangerous Lee News & Entertainment Network has been featured on The TODAY Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda on Black Friday during their Kathie Lee & Hoda With The Scoop segment! I didn’t dare believe it until I actually saw and heard it for myself. When I actually saw it, I lost it! What an amazing accomplishment for me and the writer of the featured article, Susannah Perez. I’m so happy! My hard work is finally starting to pay off.

The ladies talked about whether men look sexier with something on or in their birthday suits when coming to bed, with Hoda saying she prefers her men to be “wearing something”. Me too because a lil’ reveal is always nice! I want to thank the producers of The TODAY Show (or whoever is responsible for me being on the air) as well as Hoda and Kathie Lee, even though Hoda left out the “dot” when mentioning DangerousLee.Biz, it appeared on screen for close to 2 minutes!

Read the article titled, “What You Wear To Bed Says About You” to find out what Kathie Lee & Hoda are smiling about. PS: I prefer to sleep in the nude! Purr ;)

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Note: Thanks for the heads up, Toby Brazwell!

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Why Bass Is So Important in Music

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We all know someone who loves there to be a lot of bass frequencies in their music. There is something about that particular range of vibration frequencies that make these people’s feet move and their spines tingle.

In fact, there is a whole portion of modern dance music that is more about the bass and the rhythm of the song then about anything else, but must songs that we hear these days have bass as an active ingredient in the mix.

So what is the appeal of bass frequencies for humans and why do they make some of us go crazy? Well, perhaps unsurprisingly there is no agreed answer but there are a number of interesting theories:

Bass as a link to our common past I: Tribes

Back before we had modern speakers, instruments and the concept of going to a rave, scientists think it most likely that our ancient ancestors lived in small tribal groups.

These same scientists also think that a large part of the tribe’s entertainment, rituals, superstitions and long range communication revolved around the use of big, bass heavy drums. When you take into account that the whole of modern human evolution encompasses only around  400,000 to 250,000 years (as opposed to the whopping 400 million years that sharks have been around), it is perhaps not surprising that loud bass seems to make some people so excited.

Bass as a link to our common past II: Being in the womb

Another theory as to why bass has certain effects on all humans is linked to the common experience we share as we grow inside our mothers’ wombs.

During this period of our existence, the only sense that is really constant is that of feeling, and most of the stimulations that we experience are in the form of vibrations. From the constant rhythmic pulse of our mothers’ heartbeat to the noisy hustle and bustle of the world outside, these vibrations are felt through our whole developing bodies.

So the theory goes, when you hear and feel a loud and low down bass frequency that seems to make your insides shudder in some form of rhythm, our subconscious is reminded of a calming time before rational thought that it actually can’t really remember. Deep.

Bass as a multi-sensory experience

This is the theory that makes most sense to me, but I would hope that the true answer to our question is a little bit of all three of these theories.

The theory is relatively straight forward: we experience bass not just through our ears but also through the vibrations it causes in our bodies and the myriad of different physical effects that result from those vibrations. This in turn has the effect of forming a much deeper connection to the music (if we like it) than we would if it was just our eardrums that had vibrated. Simple.

It is perhaps surprising that there has not been more research done in this area, or perhaps there has, I don’t know. If you have any can your point it in my direction please?

So the next time you are walking down the road and someone drives past blaring music from their car subwoofers, don’t get annoyed and consider them to be inconsiderate. Instead appreciate the sounds you hear for the multi-sensory experience that human beings have been enjoying that they are.

Author Byline: James Duval is a technology geek who has loved loud music for as long as he can remember. When not working or writing blogs for partners such as the Car Audio Centre, James likes to don some leather and rock out. 

 

Detroit Celeb Sighting: Demi Lovato’s Mystery Man Revealed

Notoriously private pop star Demi Lovato surprised employees and a handful of fans this week by briefly appearing at a Detroit area bistro with what appeared to be a mystery date. Employees stated that the two were holding hands, laughing and never stopped touching.  Her date was identified as 27-year-old music marketing executive Jai Manselle. 

With Lovato standing at only 5’3 and Manselle standing tall at 6’5, the two were hard to miss despite their quick entrance and departure. While it is possible Lovato and Manselle were together to talk business, one employee of the restaurant who spotted the two stated “They were clearly into each other. It looked like a date.”

For months, rumors have speculated that Lovato had a new love. But, most assumed she had reunited with former long-term boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.  No word yet on whether Lovato is in fact in a relationship or just dating.

The singer was in Detroit taking a break from her X-Factor America judging duties to sing the National Anthem at a World Series game. 

*Article provided by an anonymous source and may not be completely accurate!

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